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This is the same painted house that I showed in my last post. On the third wall, we can see a few characteristic buildings in the Wola district. You can recognize the Palace of Culture and some high scrapers.
The three round buildings, called Rotunda or Polish Colosseum, belong to the Warsaw Gasworks Museum located in the complex of the former Wola Gas Factory built in 18861888.

The museum opened in 1977. It contains various machines which were involved in the production and metering of gas as well as gas lamps from the 19th and 20th centuries.
btw, I was never been there, I would like to see the inside of these buildings but I think it is closed.

Wola is a district in western Warsaw, an industrial area with traditions reaching back to the early 19th century. It underwent a transformation into an office (commercial) and residential district. Several museums are located in Wola, notably the Warsaw Uprising Museum.
During the Warsaw Uprising (August飽ctober 1944), fierce battles raged in Wola. Around 8 August, Wola was the scene of the largest single massacre by German forces in Poland, of 40,000 to 50,000 civilians.
(From Wikipedia)

Who would think that similar destructions and massacres we would observe in our century?

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